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CONFIDENCE FOR YOUNGSTERS DESPITE DEFEAT

7 March 2016

Driver encouraged by display despite Cherries defeat

A young Town Under-18 side went down 2-0 to AFC Bournemouth on Saturday.


 

Paul Driver fielded a side containing just three full-time scholars with the rest of the team made-up of under-15 and under-16 players.


And the Hatters youngsters did well for long period but succumbed to two second half goals which gave the Cherries all three points in the Merit League.


Driver told lutontown.co.uk: “The boys played really well. Some of the passing in possession was excellent.


“It’s a learning curve for them. All they need now is to start turning possession into chances and shots on target. Once they do there’s no reason why this group can be better than this year’s.


“There needs to be more determination and willingness to shoot and once they have that it’s then all about being clinical.


“But for a team with an average age of 16 to play like they did against a much older Bournemouth gives us a lot of confidence.”


Town: Parker; Mead, Bean, Jones, James; Brown, Peck (sub Justin 58), Verney, Read, Sorunke; Shamola (sub Belgrove 67). Subs not used: McJannet, Murray (GK).


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